Why Is Radiant Heat More Comfortable?

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Radiant heat is like the sun’s heat. It travels through the air until it finds an object (did you ever notice how hot the pavement gets in mid-summer?). Typicalheating systems rely on “convection”. Convention simply means that the heated air will rise, and the cooler air will fall (unless it’s forced warm air, which is driven by a blower). Have you ever put on clothes that seemed to be cold? How about crawled into a bed that seemed rather chilly under the covers? That’s what happens with convective heating- the air is warm, not the surrounding objects in your home. With “warm air”, your skin is tricked into thinking that the living environment is comfortable until your skin has to give up its heat to another object! This subject becomes physiological as well: Have you ever stood next to a glass window or door and felt the cool air against your skin? Next time this happens, find a thermometer, and go back to that window. Unless you have a literal draft of air coming in through the jams, you won’t see the thermometer go down! That’s because your body is giving its heat over to the glass, and therefore cooling off our skin! Remember, our skin is a breathing organism. That’s why it’s possible to feel comfortable with radiant heat at 68 F, yet feel cold and clammy with a convective heat source at the same room temperature.

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Matt was very professional and considerate as we are in a COVID world. May not necessarily be the cheapest but you are paying for the quality, peace of mind, and quick response time to my urgent matter. I will definitely call them again for my next plumbing issue.

-Elias S.

If you have any plumbing needs this is the company to use. They said they would be there at 9:30 and by gosh, they showed up at 9:28 that not a normal thing when it comes to plumbing. Both of them were not they answered all my questions without hesitation and got the job done within 45 minutes even though they said it would take an hour and a half.

-Bob J.

Brayden and Maka worked on a major repair at our home over a time period of four days. We have high praise for both of them, their professionalism, courtesy, friendliness, and reliability. Steve’s Plumbing is lucky to have these two fine employees.

-Ulrich

Shon Bolo was very courteous. He was very informative about how Plumbing is just as important as the engine of a car. He was very respectful. Even though I wasn’t able to get everything done as expected. Shon was able to install my laundry tub to get my washer ready to drain and connected. Definitely would recommend shon bolo to friends and neighbors. Thank you very much for the wonderful job. Great service Shon!!

-Rowena H.

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